I am quickly advancing up the evolutionary sewing ladder. From sock animals — reptiles and birds (hey! it’s a penguin) — in January, to mammals in February.
What could possibly be March’s evolutionary development you ask, astonished that anyone with my sewing talents could lay claim to stitchery more advanced than two sock kitties and a red-faced, red-butted sock monkey. Think again. Today I claimed victory over the tortilla warmer, 100% cotton, vegetable designs not animal facsimiles, and not made from socks. (In an effort toward unnecessary full disclosure, I’ll add that having my sewing buddy Donna say from time to time, “Here, I’ll take care of that hard part,” furthered my quest to reach this higher evolutionary rung.)
Note: As your sewing projects get more sophisticated, so does the cost of fabric, and fabric shopping can become addictive. Cotton from fabric stores — cotton from anywhere for that matter — is much higher on the evolutionary price scale than what you find in the Target store’s children’s socks department. Next month, more potential advances: place mats. I just need to go shopping for more fabric.